Camden Monarchs

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Camden Monarchs
LeagueAmerican Basketball Association
RegionNortheast Region
Based inCamden, New Jersey
Colorspurple, gold           [2]
OwnerGiovonni Thompson[3]
CEOGiovonni Thompson
Head coachStan Laws [4][5]
General managerJoe Richmond

Camden Monarchs is an American semi professional basketball team based in Camden, New Jersey.The team is a member of the American Basketball Association. Giovani Thompson is the founder of Camden Monarchs.[6][7] Thompson is the CEO of GioGlobal Management and has worked with clients like Beyonce, Michael Jackson, Microsoft and Sony. She is also Founder of The Love & Basketball Tea, an annual empowerment event for young girls over the NBA All Star Weekend.[7] Camden Monarchs began play on November 2, 2019 in San Diego as an expansion team competing in the ABA's Northeast Region in the 2019-20 league season.[8][9][10]


Owner of Camden Monarchs Giovonni Thompson was born in France. Giovonni’s father, Ronnie, played for the Camden High School team. He went on to play overseas in countries including France, Argentina, and the Philippines.[8] Thompson youngest African American female entrepreneur brought a professional basketball team to Camden, New Jersey and founded Camden Monarchs in 2019.[11]

Noted Players

  • Lenny Cooke has a new role from 2019. He joined the Camden Monarchs, an expansion team of the ABA. Lenny Cooke discussed his decision to join the Camden Monarchs on a appearance on ESPN Radio along with the team’s CEO, Giovanni Thompson.[12] Lenny Cooke is the subject of the 2013 documentary Lenny Cooke which documents his rise, fall, and subsequent life after basketball. The film, made by the Safdie Brothers and the film was entered in the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival.
  • Rysheed Jordan, A Vaux high school basketball star in Pennsylvania, also known as The Prince of North Philly has signed the semi-professional basketball team Camden Monarchs, of the ABA League. The ABA's 2020-2021 season has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.[13][14][15]

Season-by-season record

Season W L Result
2019-2020 16 3 #3 Northeast Division - ABA Standings [16]


  1. "history". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  2. "Camden jerseys". 2019-12-13. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  3. "CAMDEN MONARCHS ADDED TO ABA EXPANSION". 2019-05-31. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  4. "Stan Laws, Camden Monarchs Head Coach". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  5. "Each one I almost cried literally". 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  6. "Giovonni Thompson brings light to the city of Camden". 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  7. 7.0 7.1 "Interview with Giovonni". 2019-11-06. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "season and franchise debut". 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  9. "ABA announced two more new teams". oursportscentral. 2019-07-22. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  10. "Welcome Camden Monarchs Basketball". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  11. "female owner brings professional basketball". nationalblackguide. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  12. "Cooke is in a new role". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  13. "semi-professional Camden Monarchs". 2020-03-30. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  14. "playing for the Camden Monarchs". 2020-01-28. Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  15. "Jordan signed with the Monarchs". Retrieved 2020-07-04.
  16. "ABA Standings, North-east". Retrieved 2020-07-04.

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